I was pretty skeptical about tooth brushing, but now I'm completely sold on it!
Cleo is 6 1/2 years old and has had CRF for her whole life (vet diagnosed her at 6 months old, when she did pre-op blood work for her spay surgery.) About a year ago, at one of her check-ups, my vet noticed quite a bit of plaque buildup and markedly reddened gums. Dr. Sue doesn't want to put Cleo under anesthesia for a dental due to her CRF. I decided to try brushing her teeth to see if it made any difference. I purchased the CET poultry flavor toothpaste and just rub a little on her teeth with my finger. After a month of daily use, I was able to chip off the plaque with my finger nail and the reddness has completely disappeared. Actually, all three of my girls love the taste of the toothpaste and behave like toothbrushing time is treat time! Cleo's teeth look great and Dr. Sue was pretty impressed with the improvement too. I've never tried the brushes, but I've had great results just using the tip of my finger. Maybe I'll try one of those fingertip brushes and see if it makes more of a difference.
Pookie & the girls